AARDWOLF (Proteles cristatus) ©IUCN Hyaena Specialist Group Website
The aardwolf is a small, insectivorous hyena, native to Eastern and Southern Africa. The name means “earth wolf” in Afrikaans/Dutch. It is also called “maanhaar jackal”. Unlike other hyenas, the diet of the aardwolf almost completely consists of termites, other insect larvae and carrion.
This unusual animal is a mass killer of insects. It feeds mainly on termites and can eat more than 200,000 in a single night, using its long, sticky tongue to collect them.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aardwolf
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